Local Sports Briefs: Sunlight youth skiers fare well at Beaver Creek event
Twenty-two members of the Sunlight Winter Sports Club Buddy Werner ski team managed Top 10 finishes, with four of them finishing in the top three of their respective events, during the Western Colorado Buddy Werner Championships held at Beaver Creek resort this past Sunday.
Second-place finishes from the Sunlight skiers came in the under-8 and U10 girls age groups. Anika Backofen was second in front of third-place Ellie May in the U8 age group. In the U10 group, Amanda Madden was second and Chloe Lutgring third, with Mykel Backofen finishing fourth.
Also taking fourth was Kallan Meyer in the U12 girls group and Aiden Corcoran at U12 boys. All competition was done in snowy conditions on the “Bear Trap” run at Beaver Creek.
For complete results of Sunlight skiers, see Results at the bottom of this story.
Glenwood track team holds spaghetti dinner fund-raiser
The Glenwood Springs High School track and field team is having its annual Spaghetti Dinner fund-raiser from 6 to 8 p.m. March 12 at Vic’s Route 6 Grill.
The event will serve as a fund-raiser for the school’s track and field program. Also included is a raffle for a pair of running shoes donated by Independence Run & Hike in Carbondale.
Cost will be $10 for adults, $7 for students and $25 for a family pass.
Information: Glenwood Springs High coach Blake Risner, 970-384-5517.
Annual kickball tournament scheduled for May 30
The Glenwood Springs Parks & Recreation Department will hold its annual Kickoff to Summer Kickball Tournament, which is set for May 30.
The tournament will be held at the Sayre Park baseball field. It will be played in a four-team, round-robin rally format followed by a championship game played between the two top teams in the tournament to that point. Teams must have eight to 12 players each and have no less than four women.
Cost is $150 per team, and participants are encouraged to wear costumes and/or unique uniforms. Winning teams will receive prizes. Teams must register by May 20.
Rec department accepting signups for baseball, softball
The Glenwood Springs Parks and Recreation Department is accepting registrations for the upcoming youth baseball and softball seasons.
Games will begin on June 8, with the season extending to July 25. Age groups range from co-ed T-ball to baseball and softball for children ages 11 and 12. Games will be played at Sopris, Vogelaar and Sayre Parks.
Cost is $45 per player for T-ball, $55 for youth baseball and $65 for 11- to 12-year-old baseball, with discounts given to community center members. Registration costs will rise after the April 29 deadline. All athletes must be entered by no later than May 13.
Rifle Creek Golf Course now open for the season
Rifle Creek Golf Course is officially open for the 2015 golf season.
The course opened its front-nine holes in early February, and head golf professional Kyle Daniel opened the full 18-hole course on Feb. 13.
The following are results for members of the Sunlight Winter Sports Club Buddy Werner ski team who placed in the top 10 of their respective events during the Western Colorado Buddy Werner Championships, which took place at Beaver Creek Resort this past Sunday. The event featured 108 total racers and included competitors from Beaver Creek and Powderhorn.
U8 Girls: 2. Anika Backofen; 3. Ellie May.
U8 Boys: 7. Collin McCarty; 9. Chapin Turner.
U10 Girls: 2. Amanda Madden; 3. Chloe Lutgring; 4. Mykel Backofen; 7. Maise Smith
U10 Boys: 5. Tyler Madden; 6. Cooper Robinson;7. Kia Douglas; 10. Noah Fosnaught
U12 Girls: 4. Kallan Meyer; 10. Jenny Henry.
U12 Boys: 4. Aidan Corcoron; 6. Gaige Phemister; 7. Shantz Nichol; 8. JJ Segal; 9. Bobby Johnson.
U14 Girls: 9. Molly Hancock
U14 Boys: 7. Curtis Madden; 9. Landon Dresser
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